Digest: Baltimore boys soccer team wins U-17 national title

Baltimore Celtic SC 2000 defeated FC Dallas 00 Premier, 2-1, to earn the under-17 boys title Sunday at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. Herson Morales (North County) and Justin Gielen (DeMatha) each scored for Celtic. Ryan Miller (C. Milton Wright) earned the Golden Glove Award while Gielen earned the Golden Boot. Trailing 2-0, FC Dallas scored in the 73rd minute on a header by Marcos Puga off a corner kick. “We played really good for the game and credit to FC Dallas as they hung in there,” Celtic head coach Barry Stitz said. “We bent a little but these boys are the best team in the country in their age group and they’ve shown it all year.” Baltimore Celtic SC Christos finished third in the U-18 boys division after falling to eventual champion BRYC 99 Elite (Va.) in the semifinals Saturday. Meanwhile, Arundel Soccer Association Coyotes fell, 3-0, to 98 CR Academy (N.C.) in the U-19/20 girls national championship.

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U.S. women beat Canada, 11-8, to claim World Games lacrosse gold

The United States women’s national lacrosse team defeated Canada, 11-8, in The World Games final in Wroclaw, Poland, to claim its second international title in 18 days. Alyssa Murray scored four goals and Brooke Griffin (Maryland, South River) added three for the U.S., which broke a tie at 6 with five unanswered goals in the second half and held Canada scoreless for more than 24 minutes to pull away. Canada rallied late, scoring twice in 90 seconds with a chance to pull within two goals. But goalie Gussie Johns and defender Megan Douty (Maryland) pressed Kaylin Morissette to the end line and caused Canada’s 23rd turnover with 2:34 remaining. Douty secured the ground ball and the U.S. maintained possession for the rest of the game. The three-goal win was the slimmest margin of victory of the unbeaten trip for the U.S., which went 8-0 in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup and 4-0 in The…

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